Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Score beach-ready skin this spring

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

April 5, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Health&Wellness, Lifestyle

Growing up, acne-prone pre-teens around the world are told that once they become adults those awkward bumps and lumps on their faces would be a thing of the past. The problem is that for most people, this isn’t true. Still, it’s nothing to be ashamed of. With summer around the corner, the Uni...

Spring(ish) cleaning: Ways to tidy and decorate your living space

By Alexa Wilansky

February 28, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Do-it-yourself, Health&Wellness, Lifestyle

Spring semester brings new classes and a clean academic slate. But if your room looks like you never left for break, it’s time to do some cleaning. There are a few ways to go about getting organized. When vacuuming and Swiffe...

Common cold examined

By Vincenza Parella

November 28, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Health&Wellness, Lifestyle

Sitting in a lecture hall, a myriad of coughs, sneezes and wheezes echo from every direction – all symptoms of annoying illnesses. Since doctor’s masks aren’t in Vogue this month, here are some tips for how to steer away...

De-stress during finals week

By Jeff Mitchell

April 27, 2011

Filed under Health&Wellness

In the sleepless, perhaps Adderall-fueled nights of finals week, it is easy to burn out, completely lose steam or even feel you’re going to have a heart attack. Not only is this mentally and physically damaging, the stress can...

Ten tips for increasing your level of energy!

By Emily McLaughlin

March 22, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Health&Wellness, Lifestyle

Feeling tired in the morning? Feeling sluggish throughout the day? On many occasions a lack of sleep is the cause for this, but when you are getting the recommended hours of rest at night something else could be to blame. Recharge and get back into the swing of things here at the University of Massachu...

What’s your instead?

By Tyler Manoukian

November 28, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Health&Wellness, Lifestyle

Last February, on a day with clear skies and pristine road conditions, one University of Massachusetts senior learned the hard way that he should not have been texting and driving after almost demolishing his car while texting....

New alcoholic drink driving UMass students “Loko”

By Kaya Swainson

November 4, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink, Health&Wellness

It took just one can. Only 23.5 ounces caused Joshua Hussey to blackout after his first experience with Four Loko. “I don’t know what happened for four hours.  I wasn’t with anyone. I was on the streets alone – blackout drunk,” said Hussey about his first experience...

Surviving Halloween

By Jeff Mitchell

October 25, 2010

Filed under Health&Wellness

After the glory of Halloween night has ended, the reality of early morning classes on Nov. 1 hits hard. Here are some friendly words of advice to prepare you for the hardships of the next day. Prep the night before Even though you want ...

Local Food Movement Going Strong In Amherst, Hadley, NoHo

By Brendan Murphy

May 2, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink, Health&Wellness, Lifestyle

It’s no secret that Amherst ­– and many areas of western Massachusetts – is a farming community. Much of the local economy is driven by agriculture, and the products grown right down the street are often sold to restaurants...

Hampshire reproductive rights conference a success

By Christiana McDougal

April 22, 2010

Filed under Health&Wellness

Last weekend, the twenty fourth annual Reproductive Rights Conference for Student and Community Activists was held at Hampshire College. The event featured a variety of two-hour workshops and free HIV testing. There were...

Understanding eating disorders with Dr. Anita Johnston

By Kaitlyn Bigica

April 15, 2010

Filed under Health&Wellness

Each year, on Nov. 11, the date of their daughter Tara’s birthday, John and Maureen Sheehan hold “Run For Tara,” an event to raise money for eating disorder awareness in memory of Tara’s death from anorexia.  Money raised...

Potty talk “What’s My Pee Telling Me?”

By Lily Hicks

March 21, 2010

Filed under Health&Wellness

Poop. Everybody does it; no one wants to talk about it – or rather, no one wants to talk about it seriously. With the five-and-under demographic monopolizing what little open conversation exists today regarding urine, feces an...